Nashville Turns Down 3 Offers on Hamhuis

By Tim Panaccio
As of Tuesday morning, it appears as if Nashville general manager David Poile hasn’t been impressed enough to move defenseman Dan Hamhuis to the Flyers or anyone else.

The NHL trade deadline is 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

“Three teams have made offers on Hamhuis, and they have not been accepted,” said a source close to the situation. “Dan wants to stay in Nashville. At this point, it looks like the Predators are going to keep him.”

The sources said that Poile told three clubs – believed to be the Flyers, Boston and either New Jersey or Toronto – that unless someone “knocks his socks off,” he would not move Hamhuis.

Nashville has inquired about Ryan Parent but likely wants something else that the Flyers don’t have: a draft pick.

“Nashville is in more of listening mode,” the source said. “The feeling is, they’ve turned the Flyers and everyone else down. There are reports out there saying it’s close, but that’s not the case. There doesn’t appear to be a deal close to being completed with anyone.

“And again, the player’s preference right now is to stay in Nashville. He wants to get something worked out.”

Which may he why Poile is backing off from moving Hamhuis, at least Tuesday morning.

2 Responses to Nashville Turns Down 3 Offers on Hamhuis

  1. Bure96 says:

    Nobody's really said much about it yet, but am I the only one that thinks Nashville got a STEAL for Denis Grebeshkov? He's a really talented defensemen, he's only 25 years old, and has tons of upside. What the hell is Steve Tambellini thinking when he traded him for a mid 2nd round pick? Seems like the Oilers are kind off taking two steps backwards, and probably not any forward in the near future … your not only trading one of your better defensemen, but your best young defensemen for what unless they score a huge steal in the draft will probably be an NHL player in 3 or 4 years. Doesn't make sense to me. He's been inconsistant this year and makes mistakes defensively sometimes, but he's a young player, and is going to be an awesome defensemen for the Predators.

    Just look at the potential lineup 2 years from now:

    Weber – Ellis
    Grebeshkov – Suter
    Franson – Blum

    extras: Klein, Olivier-Roussel

    That's not even considering what they'll acquire if they trade Hamhuis too.

  2. mojo19 says:

    RFA this summer, they need to go cheap.

    They'll try to move Sourray and Visnovsky, but maybe won't move either. Either way, they've got way too much $ tied up, and being dead last its obviously not working.

    Ya a 2nd rounder isn't a lot but its okay. Besides Tom Gilbert put up good numbers last year as well.

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